On the List | Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Choral Festival, Maple Viewing Festival, Year-Round Farmers Market

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

Best news all week: starting this winter, the Broadway Farmer’s Market at Pike and Broadway goes year round. No more January – March hiatus. Hooray! CHS talked with organizers about the push to go year round on Broadway at the start of the 2013 season. Every week the market offers a fresh alternative to grocery produce, bread, cheese, cut flowers and more. Shop the market this Sunday and every Sunday, 11a – 3p.

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Weekend highlights:

Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk 

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

On Thursday, three art shows lean into Capitol Hill’s official holiday(tm) with Halloween/Day of the Dead themed shows. Opening at True Love Art Gallery is “Dia de los Muertos” art show featuring sugar skulls and more by favorite artists. Poco wine + spirits opens their second annual Day of the Dead group show featuring works by artists with a flair for the macabre. The Pine Box (a former mortuary! Haunted!)  features the creepy masks of Dean Hudgin’s “Faces of All Hallow’s Eve.”

FranHolt1 (861x505)Plenty of non-creepy shows provide balance, such as Fran Holt’s large scale carousel horse-themed large paintings at Ghost Gallery, the “Sweet Angels” polaroid show by Adrien Leavitt at Hard L, and the 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Northwest Focus at Photo Center Northwest.  Check out all of the art walk events and shows from your phone – the BlitzCapitolHill.com site is mobile-friendly and can magically tell you which shows are nearest to you.

Plus, don’t forget about the unveiling of the new Lamps Meninas installation as a former restaurant building on 15th Ave E is further transformed.

Seattle Sings: 2013 Choral Festival

St. Mark’s Cathedral is host to the first ever Seattle Sings choral festival, organized by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium. The event is free and is scheduled Friday, 7p – 9:30p and Saturday, 10a – 9p. Over 25 groups will perform over the two days, including Northwest Boyschoir, Choir of the Sound, Seattle Bach Choir, Northwest Chamber Chorus. View schedule.

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival

The Japanese Garden in the Arboretum highlights the beauty of the maple tree in fall with their annual Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival. You’ll still need to pay gate admission ($4 – $6, but once in docents will lead guided tours, there will be musical performances, plus an opportunity to make an art print using natural materials. Coinciding with the maple festival is the annual bonsai show, where you can marvel at a 6-inch juniper bush older than your mother.

More upcoming events… below.

Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 9 @ 5:00 PM Ghost Gallery
” ‘Echoes’ is a collection of paintings that have been inspired by my decision to pursue a life lived in sobriety. It also chronicles my exploration with painting as an expressive medium. Creative thinking and painting has become a renewed … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Seattle Central
Young scientists to test their skills at Northwest Regional Science Olympiad Seattle Central to host competition that draws students from around the region. This weekend, hundreds of middle and high school students will once again fill the hallways of Seattle … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Seattle University
At Seattle University’s Search for Meaning Book Festival get a front row seat at readings from best-selling authors and well-known local, national and international writers of fiction, nonfiction, scholarly, self-help and more. Authors will be on hand to sign copies … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
A 3 hour experience with the ancient sidereal astrology of the Vedic Tradition of India. Understand the essential differences from Western (tropical) astrology, see how the Karmas of your life are reflected in your birth chart, and learn the basic … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 7:00 PM Century Ballroom
Performances, Memories, Dancing, Friends… Join us in celebrating 18 years of Century Ballroom! Feb 28, 2015 What does it mean to YOU to turn 18? Pick a theme: graduation, prom, the draft, how you looked when you were 18… and … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
The Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market supports Washington’s small family farmers by creating a vibrant neighborhood farmers market.  Located outside the Seattle Central Community College, the Market runs year-round every Sunday from 11am-3pm, and has been in operation since 2005.  One can find fresh Washington grown produce, fruit and … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Seattle Japanese Garden
Join us at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 1 as the Seattle Japanese Garden celebrates First Viewing, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the first time in 2015. First Viewing begins with the dramatic flair … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 1 @ 5:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
It’s Sunday Sipper time at Madrona Wine Merchants — come see what two lovelies that Mark is sampling this Sunday. There is always a surprise in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sole Repair Shop
CHEC is an opportunity for you to visit and explore four contemporary Capitol Hill event spaces. Each space will be decked out by a local event magician – an ideafest of themes, colors, and sounds to help you see what … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM Chungee's Drink & Eat
Lion Dance with drums and dancing & fireworks to ring in The Year of the Ram! Gong Hey Fat Choy…Happy New Year! Come Join us!!! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Hollow Earth Radio
Get your creative juices flowing like lava and join Pistil Books for the making of a wall-sized community collage during the Magmafest Warm Up event at Hollow Earth. The collage will be on the wall at throughout the month. Cut-up … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Like beer? Hate Ebola? The Ebola Survivor Corps is raising funds to support one year of work ending the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. Our fundraising goal is small, but the impact it will have is huge. Join us at … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM Annex Theater
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Mar 1 @ 7:30 PM Town Hall
Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra is known for its wide-ranging repertoire and passionate performances. Led by Alan Shen, this extraordinary volunteer orchestra performs an all-Tchaikovsky program for their winter concert, including “Polonaise” from “Eugene Onegin,” “Violin Concerto”, featuring Annie Pham, and … Continue reading
Mar 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Montlake Community Center
The Advisory Council is a group of citizens dedicated to the enrichment of our community. Its support enables us to offer a variety of programs and services for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 2 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Poco Wine and Spirits
Answer trivia questions for cold, hard cash at the smartest way to get drunk on a Monday. Great food, better drinks, and a brain melting trivia. $2 per person Max 6 people per team Winning team wins ALL THE CASH … Continue reading
Mar 2 @ 9:00 PM Montana
we are nuts about ru paul’s drag race!! naturally we will be throwing a lil’ ru party monday march 2nd for the season 7 premiere to watch the show on our HUGE projection screen and we want you, all tea … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM All Pilgrims
There has been a surge in hate crimes on Capitol Hill. This is outrageous! Our community has long been a bastion of the LGBTQ struggle – not a place where we can’t even feel safe walking home at night. We … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly.  Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, $50 for the … Continue reading
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 4 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum
**NEW! The Wednesday Afternoon class is designed for the older preschoolers in the Fiddleheads program. It is geared toward 4 and 5 year olds, and will have a faster pace, and a slightly different teaching style.* Join us for a … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. Wednesday, March 4th at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. Winning team … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Giddens School
Join Tracy Flynn from Welcoming Schools leading an interactive workshop about Family Diversity. “Family is the most basic element of self-identification for young children; it shapes and informs their sense of self and who they are in the world. It … Continue reading

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